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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Well going by the word "mosaic" I'd guess that's 15 separate photos spliced together? Don't ask me why.
    That's your pic btw is it G8ina?
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Oh yes nibbler its definitely mine we astronomers are very careful about that and yes, it was 15 or so different shots stiched together in a mosaic software, but I think Photoshop has that now.
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Last summer during my ballooning holiday in Italy I took some night shots as the sky was pretty clear and being in the middle of nowhere, there's hardly any light pollution.

    However, being a complete astrotog newbie, I was amazed at how little time was required for movement to be picked up without tracking equipment. A 30 second exposure really starts generating "trails" for all the stars.

    Looks pretty though


    Click for high res

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Nice photo, and yes I know what you mean. It almost completely rules out my Oly for static astro stuff because the high ISO performance is not good. Best I can do is point north and stack

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelTomson View Post
    I like this picture so much!

    Your link is b0rked - try this;



    Is it your picture?
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    It's a lovely picture, where was it taken?
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    I think you may be confused - Where in the world were you when you photographed the "beautiful moon" picture?
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    its not Michael's photograph, it comes from Oriana's Flickr http://www.flickr.com/people/orianaitaly/

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    He's was just posting a picture he likes, apparently, not one he's taken.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

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    One day I'll learn to use my flash gun properly so I can get away from ISO 1600.


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    Re: Photo-a-day

    g8ina, cracking pic of the moon!

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Thanks for all the nice comments gang.

    Astro shooting is a very black art (no pun intended) and if you want more info then http://ukastroimaging.co.uk/forums is a really great place, for all levels of expertise.

    That shot of yours tfboy is a great start, but a dark frame subtraction would take all of that amp glow away - the sensor is responding to the heat of the electronics in the camera, by taking an identical exposure but with the lens cap on then subtracting that from the original will simply remove the glow. There is also a software packeage for removing small trails so your pic has the makings of a great widefield shot. If you like Ill have a play and see what I can do.
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    It's not amp glow It's a bit of light pollution

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by tfboy View Post
    It's not amp glow It's a bit of light pollution
    ahhhh fairy nuff

    Take a look at star_rounder.dbf, a Photoshop plugin, it makes streaked stars rounder....
    Cheers, David



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    Re: Photo-a-day

    An out-take shot from this afternoons shoot


    Pete - one on the right is used to being in front of my camera, i've taken a few shots of him when he's played at gigs, they wanted a nice photograph for their mums birthday next weekend (thisn't the shot )

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